East London in Flux – a focus group
StartsNov 16, 2013 10:00 AM
Finishes Nov 16, 2013 04:00 PM
Venue University Square Stratford, 1 Salway Place, London E15 1NN
Free entry; booking required
London is moving East and this area of London is changing fast! Have you ever wanted a greater understanding of regeneration or to question the How’s, Why’s and Wherefores of our area’s attraction to major developers, politicians, international companies, academic and sporting institutions? It can’t just be ex-industrial cheap land, can it? In a fast changing environment knowledge is everything – if the thousands of new jobs, businesses, homes and neighbourhoods, being planned actually materialise you could be a key intermediary communicating that knowledge to your family, children and wider community; helping to raise the aspirations of local people to truly benefit. Or perhaps you have just moved into East London and want to meet new people and understand the area better; what makes it tick? We are considering setting up a series of informal adult and family orientated evening classes and events to explore the regeneration on the horizon. But first we want to gauge your interests and views – so we can put together a stimulating and practical programme of enquiry. Whether you think “The Olympics were the best thing to ever happen to East London”; or maybe you are sceptical about the whole thing. Perhaps you haven’t really thought that much about it? Whatever your view point please join us on Saturday 16th November between 10am – 4pm at Birkbeck’s brand new building in University Square Stratford for a free, fun, informal focus group session including food and a walking tour of the rapid changes to the area.